The Best Secrets to Buying a Home

July 20, 2016 / Buying

Aland Realty brokers know how challenging it can be for buyers to begin the home buying process. There are several major things to consider, and we can help you throughout the process. Do you want to know the best secrets to buying a home to get the most out of your money? If yes, you have… Read more »

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The Drone Advantage in Real Estate

July 09, 2016 / About Aland, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Drone Technology. It is a buzz word we hear so often these days in politics, business, and even personal ownership. In real estate, we have seen its emergence in marketing packages for selling homes. Drone technology delves beyond static photos and creates a virtual “showing” for prospective buyers. It extends the marketing arm beyond the… Read more »

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Ogunquit Celebrates Patriots Day This Weekend – April 15th-17th

April 14, 2016 / Local News

Celebrate Patriots Day and the beginning of (what finally feels like) spring in Ogunquit this weekend with a forecast of sun and warm temps. Check out the schedule of events brought to you by The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce by clicking here!   Events highlights include hay rides at Ogunquit Beach, treasure hunts, photo ops… Read more »

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home This Spring

April 05, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

With Spring (technically) here on the Seacoast, sellers looking to put their homes on the market should do so between now and June.  We’ve come across numerous articles with tips for sellers to successfully sell their homes this spring.  We’ve highlighted the best we’ve come across for you here and brought to you by Bankrate:… Read more »

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Can you undo/repair Fido’s messes?

March 31, 2016 / Selling

Whether you are trying to sell a home or buy a home, a pet’s odors, stains and damage to a home can really put a damper on a real estate transaction.  Here are some of our tips and some from Realtor.org to help alleviate pet problems: Carpeting: The best advice we can personally give is to… Read more »

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It’s Moving Day…UGH!

March 08, 2016 / Buying

We’ve been through more moves than you can count and lived through many moving horror stories.  We’re sure you have at least one “memorable” account to tell…did your movers dump all your stuff on your lawn?  Damage goods? Refuse to return your stuff?  Moving is never fun.  Making moving day(s) even more stressful with a bad… Read more »

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It’s Tax Season! 4 Real Estate Deductions For Your Consideration

March 02, 2016 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

One of the perks of homeownership can be the tax deductions, as Redfin outlines in its recent article about real estate tax deductions not to overlook.  However, they emphasize that “if your itemized deductions don’t add up to as much as the standard deduction you’re eligible for, the standard deduction would be the better way… Read more »

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Go Big(ger) or Go (To A New) Home?

November 11, 2015 / Buying

Zillow posted this article recently and we know it’s right on point for many of our customers and clients.  Do you love your location, neighborhood and hopefully your home, but are quickly outgrowing it?  What do you do…apply for Love It or List It? Hopefully we (and Zillow) can make this decision easier with these points:… Read more »

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What we (real estate agents) don’t do to our homes

October 21, 2015 / About Aland, Buying, Selling

Making your home feel like your own is important.  But for real estate agents, there are certain things that we veer away from changing or renovating in our own homes, thinking ahead to potentially putting a home on the market.  Here are a few of them and you can read more in depth about them… Read more »

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Should You Rent Your Home to Others?

October 05, 2015 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

When deciding whether to move out of your home and into a new home, this is a question we hear frequently from clients.  Hopefully, this recent post from Realty Times can help you. Advantages: 1.  Renting your current property gives you more cash flow and often more time to look for your dream home and not be… Read more »

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